[Home movies–Wanger collection. Nos. 1-11]

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[Home movies--Wanger collection. Nos. 1-11]

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Gene Markey

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Home movies of motion picture star Joan Bennett and her family and friends filmed from 1929 to 1938 by her second husband, Gene Markey. In 1940, Bennett married producer Walter Wanger. These reels form part of the Walter F. Wanger papers,which consist of the personal and family papers, business records, and film production files of a successful independent motion picture producer most active from 1930-1960, and of Walter Wanger Pictures, Inc., Walter Wanger Productions, Inc., and other corporate ventures. Among the motion pictures for which Wanger was most well-known are "Cleopatra" (which ultimately ended his career), the Academy Award winning film on the death penalty "I Want to Live!," "The Invasion of the Body Snatchers," and "Riot in Cell Block 11." Content of films is described in more detail on the collection's finding aid: http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/wiarchives.uw-whs-us0136an

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Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research

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